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Opportunity for All? Exploring the Social Barriers to Post-Secondary Education in Nova Scotia

A new report by StudentsNS highlights the challenges currently facing students who wish to pursue PSE in Nova Scotia. The report finds that a person’s socioeconomic background, ethnicity, language, culture, citizenship, level of parental education, disability, age, gender, and/or geographic origin may all influence the likelihood of pursuing PSE. The report focuses on the challenges facing some specific groups before making recommendations on how to improve accessibility. The recommendations include the collection of more comprehensive data on student demographics, the creation of a more inclusive and supportive public education system, the reforming of financial assistance so that it can really break down barriers, and the promotion of diversity on campuses.



Publisher: StudentsNS

Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia

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